Table 3

Annual healthcare utilisation and medical costs per patient, per type of healthcare provider (n=80)

Healthcare providerPatients using resource, n (%)Mean resource consumption (% of all healthcare visits)Mean (SD) medical costsMedian (IQR) medical costs
Primary care (visits)
General practitioner31 (39)0.50 (4.6)€17 (47)€0 (0–17)
Physical therapist67 (84)9.7 (88.2)€320 (598)€176 (33–355)
Podiatrist18 (23)0.15 (1.4)€23 (51)€0 (0–0)
Other*6 (8)0.27 (2.4)€20 (94)€0 (0–0)
Secondary care (visits)
Sports medicine physician/orthopaedic surgeon22 (28)0.37 (3.4)€36 (71)€0 (0–42)
Total10.8 (100)†€415 (631)€258 (131–480)
  • Differences between healthcare visits/costs and total visits/costs are due to rounding off.

  • *Another healthcare provider (eg, osteopath, chiropractor or complementary medicine).

  • †Total median (IQR) annual healthcare visits was 9 (3–11).